Re: Your Closest Archery Big Game Kill
I don't know if it's the closest shot made with a bow but It was very very close.
I was standing with my back to a big aspen looking down into a bottom
and heard something comming from behind, so not wanting to show myself
I stayed still and waited.
A few minutes later I heard and smelled an Elk coming to my position and
waited to see him .
Well I really got to see "Her" it was a big cow and she came right by me
and stopped ,I could see the veins in her neck pulsing.
She looked away and I drew the bow as i came up with it, and as soon as
the broadhead was centered behind the shoulder I released.( no need to aim).
Then a strange thing happened the bow flew out of my hand and went
past my right side hitting the ground 3 to 4 feet behind me.
I though my bow had broken but was to busy watching the ELk run to
worry about The bow.
The cow fell less than a 100 yrds and then I started trying to figure out
what happened to my bow.
The bow was fine so I must have not been holding on very hard. then after
looking at where I was standing and where the big cow was when I shot
with the bow at full draw I only had 10" to 15" inches between her and my
broadhead at full draw.
So when I released, the arrow struck her before it was clear of the bow causing
it to push back and come out of my hand.
I have only had one other close encounter with a deer and did not shoot but it
was very exciting to be that close to a wild animal an not be detected.Thats
the way a sniper must feel when he moves on someone that doesent know
he's anywhere near.
Any way, thats the closest shot I ever made.
J E CUSTOM